Man sentenced for attack on Border Patrol Agent

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A 25-year old man from Oaxaca, Mexico, has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for assaulting a Border Patrol Agent. Marcelino Bautista-Merino was convicted by a federal jury on the charge of assault on a federal agent.

Investigators say that on January 23, Border Patrol Agents discovered a group of undocumented aliens in the desert near Arivaca. When an agent tried to apprehend Bautista-Merino, he resisted arrest and kicked the agent in the stomach during a struggle. The agent was able to eventually restrain Bautista-Merino and was not seriously injured.